my own book. I'd written him a note, thanking him for inspiring me to teach and write the way I do. I felt like an eight year old girl meeting Hannah Montana. I could barely hand him the book and talk at the same time, stumbling over words and turning beet red, I'm sure. Needless to say, he was incredibly gracious, paged through the book, and said to me "Wow, this is gorgeous. Not only will I look at this but I will cook from it too.". I was thrilled.
As I walked in my kitchen to cook my own dinner last night, I thought of Michael Pollan and his simple philosophy of cooking your own food. We grilled two rib eye steaks and alongside I made homemade French fries (baked very crispy in the convection oven) and my old recipe for homemade Caesar salad. This is the meal people go out for but why? It's so easy to make yourself, costs way less, and tastes just delicious.
Next time you think about what to do for dinner, make it yourself. You can start with this Caesar. Happy Cooking!!